The Renaissance Of Queer Cinema

For decades now, “new queer cinema” (a term first coined in a Sight & Sound article written by B. Ruby Rich, but one with roots that can be traced back even further) has been in existence – a movement whereby the focus of a film, and subsequently the themes in which it explores, challenged both the status quo of heterosexual dominance and shifted focus onto LGBT characters, their relationships and their struggles not only to conform to society, but also to Continue reading “The Renaissance Of Queer Cinema”

Peccadillo Pictures Acquires The Arrival Of Wang, Leave It On The Floor & More For U.K. Distribution

Peccadillo Pictures, the leading distributor of art house, gay and lesbian, independent and world cinema, have acquired the U.K. rights to five new films: Leave It On The Floor, Riot Girls, Kuma, The Arrival Of Wang and The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mum.

Tom Abell, head of acquisitions, said of the films, “these titles display a diverse range of film-making which signifies yet another direction for Peccadillo Pictures in 2012. We’re proud to be adding these films to our slate and feel they represent Continue reading “Peccadillo Pictures Acquires The Arrival Of Wang, Leave It On The Floor & More For U.K. Distribution”

North Sea Texas Promises A Sweet Coming-Of-Age Comedy Drama

As a huge fan of Peccadillo Pictures (the studio responsible for releasing Tomboy and Weekend in the U.K.), it was only natural for me to preview their latest film, North Sea Texas, on Centrefolds & Empty Screens.

Marking the directorial debut of Belgian filmmaker Bavo Defurne, North Sea Texas, co-written by Derfune and producer Yves Verbraeken, centers on a teenage boy’s (Jelle Florizoone) search for his identity and sexuality as he becomes obsessed with the boy next door (Mathias Vergels).

It may sound like a plot that’s been attempted over and over again, but Continue reading “North Sea Texas Promises A Sweet Coming-Of-Age Comedy Drama”